Board books and simple picture books are a great way to spark conversation and provide an opportunity to explore and expand your toddler's world. Reading simple picture books together gives a great introduction to story narrative and characters, rhyme and repetition. Board books are robust and allow your child to spend time ‘reading’ on their own. You might see them turning pages and making up stories by interpreting the pictures.
We have chosen some of our favourite books for toddlers below. Select a title to make a reservation. You can also come into the library and ask staff for assistance.
For more reading advice, events, and services for toddlers 1 to 3 years old, please visit our Reading advices for toddlers 1 to 3 years page. You can also register for the 1000 Books Before School program on our 1000 Books Before School page to encourage a lifelong love of reading.
Recommended books for toddlers 1 to 3 years
Grandpa and Thomas by Pamela Allen
Shapes and colours by John Canty
Red house, blue house, green house, tree house by Jane Godwin
Goodnight, everyone by Chris Haughton
Counting Aussie animals in my backyard by Bronwyn Houston
Ella May does it her way by Mick Jackson
Bird and Bear and the special day by Ann James
The kindness book by Todd Parr
Dinosaur roar by Paul and Henrietta Stickland
Pink by Margaret Wild
Visit our Toddler 1 to 3 years page for more information and services.